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Village offers Mother’s Day Gifts
Tyler County Booster - May 2009
Coming up on Sunday is the second most important day for area florists – Mother’s Day. Actually according to one account I read it is almost as important as Valentine’s Day for the most flowers given. When Anna Jarvis started the idea for the holiday back in 1912, I wonder if she ever thought that it would become as important a holiday as it is today? What you might ask does Mother’s Day have to do with Heritage Village? That is simple enough to answer. Not everyone wants flowers for their mother and we have some really nice, unusual items in our gift shop that could be just the item for your special mom. Does she like poetry? We have several volumes by Dr. Winston Cochran. Does she like pewter? We have some new August Forge pieces with the ever popular dogwood design. Is she a Texas “gal”? We have reproductions of old maps and books about our great state. We have a nice selection of hand-woven pieces – rug mugs, stoles, rugs, place mats. How about a nice bluebird for the window? You get the idea and it is not too late to shop. Gift Shop hours are 9-5 daily. Early Happy Mother’s Day to all you mothers out there. Looking for a place to take Mom to eat on Sunday? The Pickett House will be open and you can afford to bring the entire family to celebrate. Bring your camera to record the special moment. As might have been predicted, schools have cancelled (but rescheduled, thankfully) their tours that were planned for last week and this week because of fears of H1N1 flu. While the quarantines might seem like overkill, if it works to prevent many thousands of people from becoming ill, it will be worth the inconvenience. Certainly we are all hoping it doesn’t appear in our area to the extent that it will be necessary to close schools and businesses. The senior tours had not cancelled when I checked. Seniors don’t require as many docents as the school tours because of their smaller numbers. We have two people who have volunteered to train to become docents. Thank you so much. Two is a start! We still need YOU to call us, get trained, and help particularly when the school tours resume. The rainy weather has slowed us down on our drainage projects and we couldn’t get forms ready for concrete for the Fiber Arts Building if we had the help and were ready. We still need some of you able-bodied people (note that it is not gender specific) to help with digging out for the footings for the slab. The time and day is still to be determined but if you will just call the Village at 283-2272 and leave a name and number we will be more than happy to call you when the appointed time comes.